Unforgettable Fire

Nov 5 1984
Edinburgh, Scotland, GB / Edinburgh Playhouse
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First U2 gig
Remember, remember the 5th of November. This is a gig I will NEVER forget. My pal & I got Edge’s autograph on my ticket (still have ticket) as they came out of the stage door after a sound check. Larry flew past the small waiting crowd, Bono was ‘too cool’ to sign anything but Edge put an arm around each of our shoulders and walked casually to the bus. Did not yet see Adam... The gig was superb & I haven’t missed a tour since.
the fire hits edinburgh
Well what a night this turned out to be, the boys turned up an hour late, the waterboys were well and trully out the way, always feel sorry for a u2 support act. started with 11 o clock and of we go, biggest surprise of the night was wire trulley great live, the set was pretty much settled by this time, Bad was crazy as some thing went wrong with edge;s equipment but bono carried him through and what a great rendition of a brill song, with the night coming to close probably 2 rows couldn;t contain themselves any longer as pride was disrupted and then Gloria as the rest of the band played on bono organised the stage leaving one sole sitting in front of larrys drums, closing with forty, another trully brilliant performance and guess what 2 more nights to follow in glasgow, its great being a u2 fan. the scottish crowd is the best in the world, every word of every song belted out loud and proud, u2 you are a gift from god.
I remember this gig, I was 16 at the time and it was my first U2 gig.  I do remember Bono helping a guy on to the stage who then sat in front of Larry's drum kit for a song - think it was his birthday.
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